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Mar 12, 2011 6:30pm PST
of us car people, but at the end of the day, it's the friendships that i have made along the way that got me more and more into cars. it's a business. i was always apprehensive if the business would ruin my love for the business itself. it never has. it's given me opportunity to have more responsibility. there are good and bad days. if you have a bad day and we get to go to the paris auto show, it's a dream come true. >> it was a job you applied for, or how did you get into the car business? >> i went to ucla business school. i got an offer from ford to be a financial planner in the rear differential vf series or from toyota to be the product planner for lexus, the first ever one. lexus didn't exist at the time. i was like, a whole car or a rear differential? i'll take the whole car. i was pretty shortsighted, but that's how my first job in the car business started. >> always in marketing? advertising and marketing? >> yeah, i started in product planning. that was my true love. coming up with concepts for new vehicles -- that was a perfect fit for me. >> recent thri there was a v
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Mar 9, 2011 12:00am PST
of this series. since all of us don't have the same taste my staff and i developed a dozen variations of bags. you can choose the one that's just right for you! our first bag showcases the most common fabric, cotton. cotton prints are available in seemingly endless groupings. the drawback is that if lightweight cotton fabric is used alone, it produces a lackluster bag. the first sew easy project shows you how to combine unique foundation fabrics to make this cotton craze bag stand out in a crowd. "12 easy sew bags," that's what's coming up next on sewing with nancy. sewing with nancy tv's longest-airing sewing and quilting program with nancy zieman is made possible by baby lock a complete line of sewing, quilting and embroidery machines and sergers. baby lock, for the love of sewing. madeira, specializing in embroidery, quilting and special effect threads because creativity is never black and white. koala sewing cabinets hand built in the usa by american craftsmen customized for you. clover makers of sewing, knitting, quilting and embroidery products for over 25 years. experience the clover d
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Mar 9, 2011 7:00pm PST
>>> welcome to nhk news world line. the u.s. embassy announced the head of japan affairs at the state department kevin maher has been fired. visiting u.s. assistant secretary of state kurt campbell, in facted him of the move on thursday in their talks on thursday. they say a former deputy chief will assume the post. maher reportedly told some college students in the u.s. last december that okinawans are masters of manipulation and extortion. he was referring to the relocation of a u.s. marines air space station in the southern most prefecture. in the talks with takeaki matsumoto, campbell said maher's comments are unacceptable and contrary to u.s. policy and its respect for the people of okinawa. >>> japan's two major stock exchange operators will explore the possibility of consolidating their businesses. the talks will be aimed at bolstering japan's standing in the world equity market, amid growing pressure for realignment in the industry. if they agree to integrate operations it will have a listing of 4,000 stocks, rivaling the world's leading forces. the two will likel
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Mar 23, 2011 7:00pm PDT
core, we have been using sea water to pour in -- we have been pouring in sea water but we intend to start pumping in fresh water, and that is expected to start today, using a pump that will be activated. >>> the agency said on wednesday the radiation level near the reactor building had not changed since the smoke appeared. the agency says the cause of the smoke is not known. workers have made progress on tuesday night when lighting was restored in the number 3 reactor control room. electricity to the plant had be been cut since the quake on march 11th. tokyo power company was planning to test the water pumps for the number three reactor but operate ro 0 operations were halted when the smoke caused workers to flee. now we go live to chief secretary's yukio edano's news conference. we are waiting for mr. edano coming in to the room. and holding the news conference. and here's comes yukio edano. >>> translator: good morning. we have been making announcements from the relevant institution agencies. i have nothing to say so i will just take your questions. >>> translator: yesterday, t
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Mar 5, 2011 6:30pm PST
wants to use it. it's like joining a health club. you pay the fee and get access to the tools in the building. >> you join techshop and get access to the toils to make anything you want want. >> welding and machines. >> all classes, mandatory classes, so all classes are about two to three hours long, maybe 4 to 6 people per class, and all hands on. don't know how to run a machine? no problem. techshop will teach you how to run and operate everything, and the classes are very reasonable. it's the brain child of jim newton. he created an inexpensive sanctuary for artists and inventors of all types, just off highway 101 of san jose, california. that's the site of the original techshop location. i say original, because his one-time local idea has matured into a nationwide need. >> our goal for techshop is to open hundreds of these things, so anybody who has an idea has an outlet to actually make their ideas into reality. >> while silicon valley is famous for entrepreneurs working out of their basements, techshop is aimed as those who need just a gun or programming skills, they're
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Mar 11, 2011 12:00am PST
andersen: i think that being strategic may be one of your most useful tools to use in creating the life that you want to have. lucky for us, being strategic is learnable. most of us kind of try to wander toward solutions in our lives without ever having clarified the problem that we're trying to solve. in my mind, the way to make this really useful and valuable to yourself is to make it a habit of mind and action. and that's what i want from you. i want you to keep learning and to create the lives that you most want to have. so, welcome, everybody. i'm thrilled to be here, and i hope to make this time that we have together as valuable as possible. i want to share with you a process and a set of skills that can help you create the life, the future, the business, the career, the relationship, that you most want for yourself. so let me start by asking you a question. how many of you, over the last couple of months, have heard the word "strategic?" it could have been at a business meeting, it could have been at a kid's fundraising committee meeting, you know you hear at work, "strategic," o
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Mar 25, 2011 12:00am PDT
this conditioning? >> announcer: in this three-part series, dr. a demonstrates how to use neural science to overcome obstacles and help us to do, be, and have what we desire. [cheers and applause] >> ahern: so we've got a lot to cover today, so i'm going to dive right in. i want to start by explaining to you why all of the effort that you've put into self-improvement has very little chance of ever, ever working. you know the programs: thighs like cameron diaz in 30 days, become debt free and a millionaire in six months, or lower your handicap by ten strokes in two days, or those three easy steps for improving your marital sex life. [laughter] well, you know what? many of these programs are valid and can really be effective, except for one critical point: your brain will reject them. let me repeat: your brain will reject them. similar to how a body will reject a donor organ that is not compatible, your brain-- the most powerful muscle you have--will reject thoughts, ideas, or possibilities that are incompatible or foreign to it. because your brain is conditioned. and this conditioning holds the key t
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Mar 17, 2011 7:00pm PDT
constantly. >>> translator: according to the report today, the u.s. government offers technical assistance, but the japanese declined that offer. this is an important point, so i'd like clarify what happened. on the part of the government, and cabinet, we don't recognize that such a fact has happened. as for the offer from the u.s. government, we'd like to receive more support from the u.s. government on what can be provided from the u.s. government and what is needed in the disaster areas being coordinated and discussed. and at least, on our part, from the cabinet, we have never said that we don't need such support. we are requesting for specific support to the u.s. government, and they are responding, as well. >>> translator: this is a followup question. secretary of state hillary clinton said that coolants are in shortage. was there any specific offers for specific support and are you going to need such assistance as well? >>> translator: in the meantime, what has been discussed we don't grasp the details of the discussions. as for the cooling, we are going to use water in principle. we
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Mar 24, 2011 6:00pm PDT
argues that the arab states will be alienated if nato led the mission. but the u.s., italy, and britain have been pushing for nato to take over the operation. william hayes said that a unified command is necessary -- william hague said that a unified command is necessary. meanwhile, rebel forces in libya's third largest city say they have killed 30 loyalists snipers. troops loyal to gaddafi have been in the hospital. there are also reports of heavy fighting in northern east. >> more and more civilians are leading the stern -- are leading the eastern town as heavy gunfire continues between troops and rebels. >> this situation is getting worse and worse. god will punish those who are responsible for this. >> on thursday, libyan state tv showed footage of damage caused by overnight air strikes. officials say that a western bombs destroyed a military base in tripoli. france has since confirmed that dozens of coalition planes were indeed in operation over the country. libyan tv also showed injured people being admitted to hospital. libyan authorities said that 18 people were killed in the st
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Mar 26, 2011 6:30pm PDT
♪ >> it took bankruptcy and a u.s. government bailout to save general motors. now g.m. is solidly profitable and gaining market share again. even so, it's not fully recovered. it faces weaknesses especially in the american market. how can the company address these issues? we are about to find out because our guest on today's show is mark reuss president of the north america operation. make no mistake about it, north america is where g.m. overwhelmingly makes most of its profit. it's thee core part of the company. stay where you are. we are about to dive into what's going on at general motors in just a moment. >> from our studios in the motor city, this is "autoline." here now is john mcelroy. >> here we are in the studio with mark reuss president of general motors north america. great to have you. >> thanks, john. >> joining us peter de lorenzo, the automotive extremist himself and scott burgess detroit news. let's jump right into it. during the bankruptcy, g.m. and other companies had to cutback on product development. looks to me like you have a lot of momentum in the market, bu
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Mar 30, 2011 12:00am PDT
to give us those great results that we want. cole: in this day and age makeup and skin care really work together. they collaborate together because the beauty industry is listening to what we're asking for, or what we're demanding in a sense. we want a makeup that is going to benefit the skin. it's no longer just about giving me great color and giving me great pigment and giving me great coverage. we want a makeup that is going to make us look younger, make us look fresher, and really give benefit to our skin over time. dixon: we'll separate the facts from the fiction about the body's largest organ, and show you all of the ways that you can best maximize the health, beauty, and vitality of the skin you are in on face facts. [music] dixon: every day, we try to put our best face forward. we choose our skin care products and our make up to keep us looking our best. our face is a reflection of the overall health and well-being of ourselves. taking care of the most obvious external representation of our own health requires some basic knowledge about how the skin works and what it's made of.
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Mar 4, 2011 7:00pm PST
of free libya. it used to be a state run radio station but sided with anti-government forces beginning last month. the station director is ali ashour, who is 56. the station director is 56. previously he had not been allowed to broadcast anything other than praise for colonel gadhafi, for which he felt ashamed. ast -government demonstrations month, and security troops killed more than 60 citizens. at the time many staff members gathered in ashour's office. they all resolved to stop broadcasting government propaganda and to support the demonstrators. >> reporter: the aspirations of freedom-seeking young people support ashour's belief. hanza, the second son of ali, took part in the demonstrations and suffered head and leg injuries after clashing with security forces. >> reporter: through broadcasting, ashour is trying to inspire people towards the decisive battle against the gadhafi regime. >> reporter: citizens of libya have stood up in pursuit of freedom. they have been supported by a local station that has rebelled against the dictatorial government. nhk world, watanabe, benghazi. >>>
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Mar 6, 2011 6:30pm PST
hill on the holmenkollen opened in 1892. the ski jump has been rebuilt 18 times. this is what it used to look like. ♪ the headquarters of julien de smedt are in copenhagen. there are also offices in oslo and brussels. this is where the new ski jump was designed. it was a considerable challenge for the young team. it was a foray into traditional and high-tech territory. >> you needed a certain width. you also needed to have protection from the wind all along the course. the same goes for appear. you need a strong protection from the wind. you have a separation occurs along the facades. the separation of requires a type of filtering so you do not create extra turbulence in the space. you fell to the wind -- you filter the wind and slow it down. >> he is not the only one to design and ski jumps recently. someone is planning to design an artificial slope in copenhagen. in oslo, visitors can travel to the very tip in a diagonal lift. ♪ from there, they have a view over the whole city and the sea. it is peaceful affair compared to the activity of the bottom. preparations for the nordic
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Mar 19, 2011 6:30pm PDT
have the funding to do it. we have an agreement with the unions, whic i iornt t us, to sustain our factory footprint though we may build on that in the future. he a good rapport between the owner, management, that mix and a strategy for the future. that's what counts, we are not going to share parts with tartar in the future. it's so different, w c't share anything. the freedom they are giving us to shape and develop this country is incredible. at a b responsibility we have to pay back. it's a good turnout for the books. >> jaguar has never gotten into the suv segment or cross over segment, the argument being, that wt nd rover is for. is there space for jaguar to encroach a bit on the hisric segment that land rover was always in? >> i think if you asked five people in the company, you get sixnswers, depending on which siend oside of the company they. >> let's go with the brand. >> then categorically, yes. >> i have to believe dealers would like the sce dealers the world over. >> the way you pose the question is interesting. what we would do if we went into that direction is not do
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Mar 2, 2011 7:00pm PST
. they would use the funds as a mean to escape poverty. he has been critical of corrupt officials. he tried to form a political party in the runup to 2008. this put him at odds with politicians in existing parties. reports had surfaced last year about irregularities in the bank's operations. grameen bank denied the allegations but the government has been putting pressure on yumus to resign. >>> they have identified a person in connection with the on-line posting of exam questions while the tests were underway. the police say the 19-year-old man is an examee for kyoto university. police had been trying to find out who sent the questions to an on-line question and answer site while exams at four universities were in progress. the university s kyoto , doshisha, waseda and rikkyo filed criminal complaints on monday saying offenders obstructed them from conducting fair exams. the police in cooperation with yahoo found the same cell phone had been used at all four universities and that the phone had been bought by a person's parents at a. police are searching for possible accomplices. >>> in busi
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Mar 6, 2011 12:00am PST
, multitasking life. it's the anxiety... the worry... the demands of parenting. (baby crying) you get so used to it that you have come to accept stress as a natural way of living. it seems never ending. it feels like it's here to stay. even the responsibilities of your daily life appear to be overwhelming. i am dr. richard weinstein, and i have a revolutionary and natural approach to conquering your stress. this is an easy and effective program that can forever change the way you think and feel about stress. i will show you how to resolve you a major cause of stress and stop the symptoms. in as little as 30 to 60 days, you can regain and maintain vibrant health. ♪ we all have stress. stress is a serious problem. it has been scientifically linked to heart disease, obesity, diabetes, depression, insomnia, thyroid disorders, ulcers, mood swings, memory loss, and unhealthy food cravings. we have all heard the saying, "stress kills." and you know how terrible you feel when you're stressed out. how can we deal with stress and be healthy? what do you do about it? can you exercise it away? when you
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Mar 13, 2011 6:00pm PDT
eventually raise suspicion of the muslim community, making us all less safe. >> in wisconsin, collective bargaining rights stripped from public workers. >> this is about the middle- class and doing it in a way to avoid massive tax increases and layoffs. >> in washington, congress tried to get its budget act together. >> we cannot keep on spending money we do not have. >> in libya, ragtag forces hand on. should the u.s. intervene? and npr's shoots itself in the foot again. >> it is time to push bird bird out of the nest. >> let me say at the outset we are putting this program together on friday just as we are getting the details on the earthquake and to none in japan. we do not have a lot to add except that modern science and technology have enabled officials in hawaii and the west coast of the u.s. to warn residents well in advance. as always, the u.s. navy is ready to respond quickly to events in the pacific with humanitarian relief. beyond that, there is not much we can say at this point. the program is "inside wash.." it has been a long while since a congressional hearing has built up
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Mar 16, 2011 6:00pm PDT
are growing about a pool holding spent nuclear fuel at the reactor complex. workers are using all means possible to cool the reactors that were damaged in the earthquake. the plant had to be evacuated temporarily at one point due to high levels of radiation. >> dense clouds of stream rose from the fukushima nuclear plant on wednesday. but the fire in reactor four was of less concern to the authorities than a possible fracture to the containment vessel of reactor three. partial meltdown likely occurred in at least one of the six reactors. the biggest fear is that the molten mass could penetrate the steel hull and release regular active material into the environment. radioactivity levels have fluctuated at the plant. the 50 or so workers remaining inside were temporarily evacuated at one point to protect their health. an attempt to send helicopters in to douse the reactors was broken off. now officials are considering cooling the reactors with water cannons. a spokesman for the japanese government tried to reassure the public, saying radiation in the vicinity posed no immediate danger. bu
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Mar 23, 2011 12:00am PDT
, if you use the front part of your brain, so that you can focus, and if i can touch your emotional brain, so you remember what i say, and if your brain is flexible enough to learn new things, then you're in for a treat. when you make your brain better by doing the right things, you improve your life. when you do the wrong things and hurt your brain, you make your life harder. day in and day out, every day, you're either helping or hurting your brain. did you know that blueberries are one of the best brain foods on the planet? along with avocados, walnuts, salmon, and green tea, but not getting enough sleep decreases blood flow to your brain and impairs your memory and your ability to concentrate. did you know that increasing blood flow to your brain is literally the fountain of youth? but doing things that decrease blood flow, like nicotine, too much caffeine, alcohol, inhaling toxic fumes, prematurely ages the brain. this program will be divided into three parts. in part one, i'll give you seven simple principles to change your brain and change your life. i will also give you one questi
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Mar 29, 2011 6:00pm PDT
, there is calling for more international support. >> where is america? where is great britain? they should help us. they shod gaps or stopping gaddafi forces from ncing us. >> they say they will not be sending in ground forces. germany is especially opposed to the idea. foreign minister has offered humanitarian help. >> delegates agreed that gaddafi has to go but what should happen to him if he leaves power? italy hasrose exile while france, the u.s., and britain want to see him put before the international criminal court. the british hosts of the conference, however, have been stressing points of unity. >he participants have affirmed the importance of full and swift implementation of the security council resolutionsnd our strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity, and national unity of libya. weil pursuing additional sanctions on individuals and entities associated with the regime. >> delegates say the ongoing airstrikes against the gaddafi regime are just a first at which must be followed by political process. th he re to set up an international contact group to
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Mar 30, 2011 6:00pm PDT
to assess the situation in using their own photographs and videos. pictures from embattled towns. the latest are alarming. cities near tripoli and benghazi are now back in gaddafi hands. they want the others to help. >> they have an open area, but they have to do something. >> the rebels know that one area could fall next, a loss that would clear the way for benghazi itself. >> the people of egypt will get a chance to vote for a new president by november. parliamentary elections will be held in september. the supreme council of the armed forces has upheld a new interim constitution that declares egypt as a democratic country that guarantees freedom of religion in an opinion. copper -- there was the ouster of president hosni mubarak last month. the italian prime minister silvio berlusconi has promised to clear thousands of migrants from a mediterranean island. berlusconi visited the island after an outcry about a growing humanitarian crisis. about 19,000 migrants have arrived there from north africa since the unrest started sweeping the region. locals complain that their island has been trans
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Mar 9, 2011 6:00pm PST
fighting in eastern libya with rebel forces using rocket launchers and take missiles, all of the artillery that they have to stop the advance of government forces. rebels have little defense against the air strikes. plumes of smoke in the distance mark bombardments. reports that a huge oil facility was the amount of the targets. government troops have claimed advances on several fronts in the east and west of tripoli. the initial euphoria amongst the rebels appears to have given way to the sobering reality that the regime will not be toppled as easily as those in neighboring countries. >> there appears to be a plot against libya. a determination to take control of libya and steal its oil. then the libyan people will take up arms against them. in the rebel-held switch -- city of benghazi, people took to the streets to demonstrate for intervention. it wanted the international community to impose a no-fly zone over libya. to stop the air strikes against their own people. let's i spoke to the correspondent in the east of the country and asked him how important a no-fly zone would be. >> fighte
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Mar 18, 2011 6:00pm PDT
intervention in libya diplomatic pressure is growing. the u.s., britain and france warned gaddafi to hold the advance and pull back on other cities. this comes on the heels of a decision to propose a no-fly zone. gaddafi has declared a cease- fire but rebels say government forces continued their assault. >> for these rebels the no-fly zone cannot come soon enough. the resolution gives me new hope. >> there for libya has decided on an immediate cease-fire and stoppage of all operations. >> that announcement has been received with skepticism. >> the libyan people have called for international assistance. this resolution paves the way for that to be answered. colonel gaddafi's refusal to hear the repeated calls to stop violence against his own people has left us with no other choice. >> the international community will not be tricked by the libyan regime. the international community will verify strict compliance with the resolution. >> at the nato headquarters preparations were made to pave the way for operations to begin this weekend. >> we now have the power and legal basis to stop. that i
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Mar 27, 2011 6:30pm PDT
is on the handlebars but riders can also use pedal power. this rider is traveling at 40 kilometers an hour. but bikes can reach 100 kilometers an hour. >> it's incredible how much nour electric bike has. >> and this is where it's made. p.g. bikes in southern germany. in twipe the company's founder had the idea to build this luxury electric bike which officially isn't a bike at all. >> according to german and european standards, the black trail is a motor bike, so you need a motorcycle license to ride it or you can ride it like a mow ped or scooter. >> the company has been building bikes and ebikes for those who appreciate modern technology and novel design. the company's black trail model is attracting a lot of attention. it boasts a 16 horsepower electric motor, a battery range that gives you 1,600 kilometers on a single charge and has parts used like carbon, like used in formula one cars. >> it's incredibly light and strong. this rim can hold three up thes and weighs 3/4 of a kilo and you can't break the spokes no matter how hard you try. you can't twist or bend it. >> the black trail took nine mon
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Mar 22, 2011 6:00pm PDT
, prompting renewed fear. meanwhile, the u.s. carrier george washington, which is stationein japan, has left the harbor south of tokyo as a precaution. >> another nuclear emergency has certainly tten the aention of the german chancellor. she says, rapid decisions are needed on the future of power in this country. and the leaders of the power plants say therefore -- there will be a panel to assess the risk on german nuclear plant. >> tuesday's meeting at the chancellery produced an agreement on the addition of a panel of experts. there will look at the implications of nuclear power. an ethics commission for safe energy supply will be tasked with assessing the risks and ranking them. >> it won't focus on current safety standards, but on identifying risks that have not been considered in the past. >> isn't it time to reassess the promises that we work with and base our standards on new, tougher premises? couldn't two catastrophe strike in germany at the same time, a flood, and an explosion? >> the goal is to make nuclear power a thing of the past quickly and aim for renewable energy. but that h
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Mar 20, 2011 6:00pm PDT
the use of all necessary measures to protect citizens in libya. here is susan rice, our u.n. ambassador. >> the security council has authorized the use of force, including enforcement of a no- fly zone, to protect civilians and civilian areas targeted by colonel gaddafi, his intelligence and security forces, and his mercenaries. >> after the u.n. vote, the foreign minister said that the country was declaring an immediate ceasefire and halting military operations. after that, oil prices dropped. meanwhile, the no-fly zone. what about gaddafi's text and artillery? is this too little too late? give it our involvement in iraq and afghanistan, the stepping into this at all, charles? >> it is late, and you have to be serious and hard and early. happening now, what we have produced is a stalemate. for the future we're going to have to protect the rebels. it is going to be an ongoing and long operation, unfortunately. >> mark? >> "the consequences of war or tire and the sacrifices are immeasurable." those are the words of senator barack obama in 2002. i hope if we go in that there will be a con
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Mar 27, 2011 6:00pm PDT
that will cost us billions of dollars. >> first anniversary of the health-care law. >> a year later, it looks worse than it did then and that is saying something. >> i may be 5'2" and wearing a yellow suit but i am one tough lady. >> we the people will take back our government. >> and what is going on at reagan national airport? >> the tower is apparently unmanned. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> they are not exactly pen pals, but house speaker john boehner wrote a letter to president obama. he has questions, he said, about the american role in libya, our strategy there, the cost, the operation, gaddafi, whether he stays or goes. all these concerns point to a fundamental question -- what is our benchmark for success in libya? how'd you think the president would answer that, evan? >> i wish he would tell us. i often wonder if obama knows. maybe he doesn't have an answer. basically, our policy is to get rid of gaddafi, because if we don't, he is going to attack the united states. this is a scary, a crazy guy. i worry about domestic terrorism if we don't get
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Mar 2, 2011 6:00pm PST
regime launches air strikes in eastern libya as it battles to regain control. two u.s. soldiers are killed in a shooting at frankfurt airport. german interior minister thomas de maiziere takes the defense portfolio in a cabinet reshuffle. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> we begin in libya, where gaddafi has threatened to start a war if the u.s. or nato intervenes in the unrest. speaking at a political rally, gaddafi says thousands of libyans could be killed if foreign powers and to the country. member is in the suez canal are heading toward libya as the u.s. and u.n. high pressure on the regime. forces loyal to gaddafi launched air strikes on a rebel- controlled town in the east of the country. >> dozens of seriously injured rebel soldiers have been admitted to this hospital. pro-gaddafi forces have launched air strikes on the city. the libyan leader attempts to recapture lost territory in the east of the country. inhabitants are fleeing the battles. there were intense clashes further west, in the oil port held by the rebels. gaddafi is striki
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Mar 18, 2011 7:00pm PDT
used six special fire trucks to spray water in the building. they sprayed 50 tons of water in 40 minutes. there a pressing need to cool fuel at the fukushima power plant. workers are carrying out the efforts to try to restore electricity there. >> the problem started at the plant after it lost the power to keep feeding the reaction and storage pools with water. when the cooling systems shutdown, experts immediately began looking for ways to connect the plant to outside power sources. the number of options were considered. experts decided on an idea that came to them in an emergency drill conducted at the number five reactor last november. >> this is a video of the training conducted based on the facts at the cooling function have been compromised. >> but this time around, it wasn't one reactor, but all six that lost power. four also lost their emergency back-up power. something the plant's operators never thought could happen. the professor at the tokyo institute of technology says nobody ever expected problems on this scale. he says he cannot imagine how to go about dealing wit
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Mar 20, 2011 6:30pm PDT
names, like u.s. actors live tyler, fashion critic na went to war, and pot -- and father paul mccartney. >> carolina coco but is one of the great models around today and is now worthy of the title supermodels. she is said to be the one of the most -- the nicest in the business. she was nice enough to spend a day with us in the french capital while she was rushing from one show to the next. >> that is the walk of a super model in a fashion show. >> while this is her in private on the streets of paris. born in what was then czechoslovakia, today she is one of the highest paid models in the world. during the paris shows, her agency is in a commotion of activity. but in the midst of all, carol linnik is an island of column. -- carol lena is an island of calm. now 26, shuster of which was just 16. >> for four years straight i had no time to see friends and have fun. i really worked. >> but the hard work was worth it. her career went ballistic. she became the model of choice for labels like vehrs taji and york. -- versace and oior. >> i love carolina. she is a great woman. >> the top model p
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Mar 17, 2011 6:00pm PDT
, the military has used wear from firefighters to cool reactors. the ieae says it has stabilized, but it could still worsen. the security council is voting on libya as the gaddafi forces push into rebel-held territory. the u.n.'s nuclear watch dog says efforts made by japan to cool reactor it's and fuel rods at the fukushima power plant have stabilized the situation but warning it could deteriorate. engineers have worked through the night to install a power line for water pumps needed to cool two reactors and a storage site for spent nuclear fuel rods. helicopters have also been dumping water on overheating reactors to stave off a meltdown. fire trucks have also joined in the effort. >> japan has been pinning a lot of its hopes on these trucks. they can get within 80 meters of the reactor. the trucks have repeatedly doused the pool with water as shown in this graphic from japanese tv. authorities were guarded about the operation's success. some reports say radiation levels have risen since it began. an airborne aspect was part of the plan. military helicopters dumped water on the facility, but
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Mar 12, 2011 12:00am PST
believe that each of us has a heroic path to walk. this is a call to greatness that begins with you. and igniting that spirit, that passion for the possible, is and igniting that spirit, that passion for the possible, is where the journey begins. [ ♪ ] >> john assaraf: the transformation for me came when i started to love myself. >> byron katie: everyone is a hero. you know, look at the thoughts we've survived, look at the situations in our lives that we've survived. >> sir richard branson: unless you're doing something in life that is, um, that, you know, that you feel passionate about, that you feel passionate about the people, most likely you shouldn't be doing it. >> jack canfield: and the higher purpose is to gain mastery in life, and we gain mastery when we learn wisdom and when we can become more loving. >> t. harv eker: the number one rule is clarity. the reason most people don't get what they want is 'cause they don't know what they want. >> stephen covey: the true joy in life, being used for a purpose known to yourself is a mighty one. [music playing] >> archbishop desmo
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Mar 20, 2011 12:00am PDT
will make us grey♪ [anne] ♪but baby in my eyes you'll still be beautiful♪ [both] ♪all i want is to hold you forever♪ ♪all i need is you more every day♪ ♪you saved my heart from being broken apart♪ [anne] ♪you gave your love away♪ [jim] ♪i'm thankful everyday♪ [both] ♪for the gift <♪> [both] ♪all i want is to hold you forever♪ ♪all i need is you more every day♪ ♪you saved my heart from being broken apart♪ [anne] ♪you gave your love away♪ [jim] ♪i can't find the words to say♪ [anne]r♪that i'm thankful everyday♪ [both] ♪for the gift <♪> [jim brickman] anne cochran! <♪> <♪> [jim brickman] thank you. please welcome, jon secada. [john secada] thank you jim. [jim brickman] i have to say i have been such a fan of yours. ever since i was just a little kid i've just loved your music... [john secada] thanks man. [jim brickman] actually that's not completely true because we have something in common that i'm not sure you're aware of. [john secada] we do? [jim brickman] we actually went to college together. [john secad
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Mar 25, 2011 7:00pm PDT
reactors on friday. with this strategy in mind, the company intended to use the reactors' water pumps, but instead they were forced to use pump trucks from a distance because high radiation levels were detected near the water pumps. the company plans to switch on lights in the number two reactor's control room on saturday using an external power supply. they will continue to using trucks to pump fresh water to the reactor. water safety became a major concern among parents in japan when radioactive iodine was detected in tap water in tokyo and other areas, and levels above the recommended safety limit for infants. but academics are saying it's okay to let babies drink tap water, if they cannot secure other sources of drinking water. >> translator: the japan pediatric society, the japan society of perinatal and for premature and newborn medicine compiled a joint statement saying there is a bit of confusion over tap water. they say that the national guideline was set on monthly or annual intake, and they say that there is a low possibility for tap water to a health hazard in a short time
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Mar 7, 2011 7:00pm PST
concerns are spreading that the trend may adversely affect u.s. consumer sentiment and dampen economic recovery. >>> japan's current account surplus marked its first drop in nearly two months due to a jump in imports and soaring prices of crude oil and iron ore. the finance ministry set in a preliminary report on tuesday that the surplus for january totaled around $5.6 billion. that is a plunge of almost 48% from a year earlier. the trade deficit for january was $4.8 billion. the ministry said weaker exports during china's lunar new year holidays were another negative factor. this is the first time in two years that the trade balance has tipped into the red. the income balance, which includes returns on foreign investment, rose above 10%. the increase was due to improved earnings and overseas subsidiaries of japanese firms. >>> credit worries continue on heavily indebted european countries. this has led a u.s. credit rating agency to downgrade greek government bonds by three notches. moody's said on monday it lowered the rating of greek debt from the already below investment grade of b
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Mar 18, 2011 12:00am PDT
are celebrating and bluegrass music. together we are celebrating a faith that first started us singing. >> ♪ well, now, there's power, ♪ power, ♪ there's a wonder-working ♪ power. >> gaither: we've got a great lineup of hymns, gospel classics, and new favorites you're going to love. >> ♪ heaven's door will ♪ swing wide open ♪ when i die. >> gaither: join us now for this unforgettable music event, featuring: >> ♪ i thought i had ♪ my bases covered. ♪ my destiny was in control. ♪ but i could see ♪ i'd never reached perfection ♪ the day i hit a slick spot ♪ in the road. ♪ and after that, ♪ i thought my life was over. ♪ but jesus had ♪ a different point of view. >> ♪ all i did was confess. >> ♪ and jesus did the rest. ♪ thank god, ♪ i've been released ♪ and made brand-new. >> ♪ now you're looking ♪ at a child forgiven. ♪ you're looking ♪ at a soul set free. ♪ you're looking ♪ at a pardoned prisoner ♪ who's walking now ♪ in liberty. ♪ i'm standing here ♪ because of wondrous grace. ♪ my sins are ♪ in the deepest sea. ♪ he washed me c
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Mar 8, 2011 6:00pm PST
on a joint approach to the libyan crisis, butnato has launched 24-hour surveillance using recognizance planes. leaders will have an emergency summit on friday. >> we have asked our military to be prepared for all eventualities so we stand ready if our assistance is requested. once again, i would like to stress bettithat any nato operan would take place in accordance with and pursuant to un mandate. >> time appears to be working against the libyan gravels. >> a short while ago i talked to -- the libyan rebels. a short while ago i talked to our correspondent and asked him about the 72-hour ultimatum. >> the leader of the interneim national council has confirmed that indirect talks are under way. officials are saying there are no talks. they are denying that anything is being put forward. it is not a very transparent situation right now. this symbolall started when the foreign minister went on television yesterday. negotiations apparently started last night. they came up with this idea. >> what about reports that the libyan army is making inroads into areas controlled by the opposition? palin ex
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Mar 15, 2011 6:00pm PDT
a blast car radiation levels rose for a time. at the u.s. is sending more specialists to help deal with the threat. in the country's -- in the country, the northeast humanitarian crisis -- the government has appealed for calm as people in tokyo began to flee the city or stock up on the essential supplies. >> in japan, the un's the nuclear energy agency says the containment wall at one of the reactors at the fukushima power plant may have been breached after an explosion on monday. radiation levels rose after a fire and separate reactor blast. most of the people within 30 kilometers have been evacuated. those remaining are being urged to stay indoors. above normal radiation levels have been measured in tokyo, 250 kilometers to the south. >> it tuesday's fire in reactor no. 4 and damage from explosions at the other reactor blocks pose a potentially disastrous situation. reports say pull for spent fuel rods in reactor no. 4 may have overheated and cannot be refueled -- cannot be refilled with water. workers are making a desperate attempt to pour water into the partially damaged roof u
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Feb 28, 2011 6:00pm PST
into some $30 billion u.s. the government says it has already paid compensation to half of those affected by this tsunami. in one area, the situation is better. the city's south of santiago was badly damaged. seven people were killed, and even the city hall in the church were destroyed. but when you're on, the mayor is optimistic. -- one year on. construction work is proceeding at a good pace. >> [speaking foreign language] [translation in german] >> in may year managed to convince a organizations to help with their plans -- the mayor managed to convince aid organizations. again, old materials are being reused. only cla is missing. -- clay is missing. >> the school has been providing help to this area for almost one year. >> [speaking foreign language] . >> the school also found a donor willing to provide two years' worth of health-care supplies for the center. the mayor is visiting a family that will be the first of 700 to get a proper house. i asked why things have not improved faster in this area. >> [speaking foreign language] [translation in german] many feared that another quake cou
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Mar 7, 2011 6:00pm PST
for us. >> the u.n. refugee agency is working on a solution that does not rely on the cooperation of the government. >> in the next day or so, they will start the chartering flights in order to assist the bangladeshis to go back to their country. >> it could take up to five days. >> meanwhile in afghanistan, u.s. secretary of defense robert gates has apologized to president hamid karzai for the accidental deaths of children last week, six days after u.s. helicopter crews killed nine boys mistaken for taliban fighters. it's also discussed the future of the u.s. military in afghanistan, expected to be withdrawn by the end of 2014. a small contingent will remain to help train afghan security forces. the unrest going on in africa and the middle east is causing chaos with oil prices. >> causing major worries about economic growth. oil prices in london and new york spiking higher on monday on concerns over wider supply disruptions in the middle east and north africa. the recent sharp spike in prices and worries over what may come has prompted the united states to continue tapping its em
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Mar 16, 2011 7:00pm PDT
building at the fukushima daiichi power plant. tokyo police guard will use a water cannon truck to spray water from the outside to cool the storage fuel. each helicopter is capability of carrying 7.5 tons of sea water. the operation was held at around 9:48, 9:52, 9:54 a.m. and also 10:00 a.m. on thursday morning. due to radiation levels, though, the operation should be conducted from a minimum altitude and limited to 40 minutes per helicopter per day. on wednesday, a white plume was seen rising from a reactor building at the fukushima daiichi power plant. tokyo electric power company says water in a storage pool intended to cool spent fuel apparently evaporated from the vapor has the cooling system has not been working since the quake. there is urgent need for cooling to stop the fuel from emitting hydrogen for possible explosion or meltdown. at 9:48 a.m., 9:52 a.m., 9:54 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. japan time on thursday, two japan self defense force helicopters have prayed water on the crippled number three reactor building at the fukushima daiichi power plant. each helicopter is cape able of
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Mar 28, 2011 7:00pm PDT
-product of the nuclear power generation process using uranium fuel. at the number 3 reactor of the fukushima plant plutonium is an ingredient in mixed oxide fuel, or mox fuel. plutonium can remain in human lungs and other organs and cause long-term damage, including cancer. radioactivity from plutonium can be blocked by a sheet of paper. >>> at the troubled fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant the effort to cool the reactors is faced with the challenge of preventing further leakage of highly radioactive substances. >> translator: the challenge is to inject enough water into the reactors for them to cool down stably. but at the same time avoid the outflow of water. >> a tepco official says they have detected on sunday more than 1,000 millisieverts per hour from the water in the trench of the number 2 reactor building. the trench is a concrete tunnel located outside the turbine building near the reactor. it houses power cables and pipes connecting the reactor unit and goes out near the pacific ocean. japan's independent nuclear safety agency, or rather commission, believes that highly radioactive s
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Mar 1, 2011 6:00pm PST
correspondent is here with me in the studio for more background and analysis. thank you for being with us. we know that chancellor angela merkel supported him throughout this. this is a major setback for her. >> it is a major setback for the chancellor. she lost her most popular minister. it is an important time. this is super election year in germany. there are seven major votes across the country at the regional level. these are important in germany and the conservatives have lost one election in hamburger over a week ago. there are three more votes at the end of this month. that is an election conservatives cannot afford to lose and the strategic problem with the chancellor has that within her conservative ranks there will be those who are fond of karl-theodor zu guttenberg and they are disappointed he had to go the way he has been. there are those who have the questions and they will be equally disappointed he clung to office with the support of angela merkel for so long. she might not have the backing of those people for these key elections. >> what happens to him now? he was until today
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Mar 3, 2011 7:00pm PST
moammar gadhafi. u.s. president barack obama has called on gadhafi to step down, but he remains hesitant over creating a no-fly zone over the country. >> i want to make sure that those full range of options are available to me. the region will be watching carefully to make sure we're on the right side of history. >> in a news conference on thursday, obama said gadhafi has lost legitimacy to lead and he must leave. he said his departure would be good for libya and the people and he said the u.s. has sent military aircraft to air lift egyptians who have fled from libya to neighboring tunisia. earlier in the week, the u.s. senate unanimously passed a resolution calling on the united nations to impose a no-fly zone. the secretary of defense robert gates said taking control of the skies or other direct military action would have 0 its con consequences for u.s. interests, not just in libya but throughout the middle east. >>> meanwhile, france and britain say they will support the introduction of a no-fly zone. french foreign minister and william hague met in paris on wednesday to discuss the s
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Mar 10, 2011 7:00pm PST
japanese name was used. if the donor is confirmed to be a foreign national, i'll return the amount in full. >> before the committee meeting, naoto kan told minister he was aunaware the donor was a foreign national oh national an said he will not resign over the instance. >> if the donor is confirmed to be a foreign national and what the prime minister said is true it will be enough to return the money. former foreign minister me hair ra made a decision not to restein but i heard the foreign minister is not planning to follow suit. >>> forces loyal to libyan leader moammar gadhafi are aerial bombing to cut water and electricity in cities where anti-government forces have taken control. the government has superior equipment such as combat planes. forces loyal to gadhafi continue fierce bombing in the central city of ras lanuf pushing anti-government forces to the east. a counteroffensive has been mounted in zawiya outside tripoli with attacks daily from the air and ground. one of their spokesperson told nhk on thursday that gadhafi loyalists are targeting water, and electricity facilities an
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Mar 16, 2011 12:00am PDT
, forward-looking theme, "hard times will come again no more." ♪ let us pause in life's pleasures and count its many tears ♪ ♪ while we all sup sorrow with the poor ♪ ♪ 'tis a song that will linger forever in our ears ♪ ♪ whoa, hard times come again no more ♪ ♪ 'tis the song, the sigh of the weary ♪ ♪ hard times, hard times, come again no more ♪ ♪ many days you have lingered around my cabin door ♪ ♪ whoa, hard times come again no more ♪ ♪ while we seek mirth and beauty and music light and gay ♪ ♪ there are frail forms fainting at the door ♪ ♪ though their voices are silent, their pleading looks will say ♪ ♪ whoa, hard times come again no more ♪ ♪ 'tis a song, the sigh of the weary ♪ ♪ hard times, hard times come again no more ♪ ♪ many days you have lingered around my cabin door ♪ ♪ whoa, hard times come again no more ♪ ♪ there's a pale drooping maiden who toils her life away ♪ ♪ with a worn heart whose better days are o'er ♪ ♪ though her voice would be merry, 'tis sighing all the day ♪ ♪ oh hard times come
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Mar 19, 2011 12:00am PDT
'connor: these are the ghosts of the people who lived our history. we will always want to sing those songs because they haunt us, you know, haunting. bono: it's very moving. it's that bitter sweetness. irish music has that sadness in it, even at it's most happy. narrator: barnes and noble book sellers is pleased to support music of ireland: welcome home. barnes and noble offers a wide selection of books, music, movies, and more from authors and artists around the world. more information at bn.com. from belfast to cork to the countryside in between, ireland offers a host of activities along the way. more information is available online to help you. go where ireland takes you. moya brennan: history has affected irish music, i think from the word "go." so we must begin our journey with some reflections of irish life and culture. bob geldof: it's very important to understand how isolated ireland was in its culture kampf. it was "planet ireland," it was very removed from the giant economic cultural neighbor beside us, britain, and certainly from the european mainland, which was just exotica. it just wasn't part of i
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Mar 24, 2011 12:00am PDT
nutrient and toxic imbalances. for 25 years metametrix has provided the specialized tests doctors use to optimize their patients health. testing replaces guesswork with knowledge. more information is available at metametrix.com. and by immuno laboratories. toxic food syndrome affects up to 95 out of 100 people, but most don't know it. what you eat may affect how you feel. a quiz on toxic food syndrome is available at therightfoodtest.com. and by genova diagnostics, providing innovative laboratory services for the promotion of optimal health. more information is available at www.gdx.net. additional funding is provided by the park foundation. >> the most important medical discovery of our lifetime is also the biggest secret. this secret reveals the real reasons we're sick and why we suffer from an epidemic of brain problems, everything from depression to dementia, from anxiety to autism, from memory problems to mood swings, and from brain fog to trouble concentrating. i'm going to show you the path to a mind that's calm, focused, alert and happy. the path to an ultramind. captioned by m
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Feb 28, 2011 7:00pm PST
exactly what jojoba is, what it's used for, why it's grown in the desert, we've got to find not fields of dead jojoba, but fields of live jojoba. and that's what the rest of this adventure is all about. we're going in search of green, living jojoba. i knew there had to be some live jojoba nearby. so we headed into and quickly through the town of desert center. and then we got on kaiser road and after a few miles driving through some really empty terrain, we got off kaiser road onto an even smaller road, bumped along through the dust and finally saw something off in the distance, civilization, and what ended up being fields and fields and fields of live healthy jojoba. give us a wave, we have hit the jojoba jackpot. we've found some live people and a beautiful green living, thriving jojoba plant in the middle of a whole field of 'em, introduce yourself to everybody. >> i am donna charpied, nice to see you huell. >> nice to meet you. >> i'm larry charpied, nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you, the charpieds, now you know this whole adventure, we are in search of living jojoba. so far to
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Mar 3, 2011 6:00pm PST
strike on a key oil port. investigators in germany believe the fatal gun attack on two u.s. airmen in frankfurt airport was politically motivated. and and ecb interest rate hike is on the horizon as the bank frets over mounting inflation. ♪ >> france and britain say there will support a no-fly zone over libya if the situation there gets worse. the french foreign ministry says the two countries plan to do everything they can to increase pressure on moammar gaddafi. the libyan leader once more airstrikes on the rebels thursday morning. witnesses say warplanes bombed an oil port. the rebels have appealed for outside help, asking for u.n.- backed airstrikes to end the conflict. >> in the battle zone town, rebels are burying the dead. thousands turned out to join the funeral procession. there are mercenaries hired by gaddafi. they're preparing for new attacks on their town, a strategic seaport with key oil facilities, after recent air strikes, a ground attack by gaddafi's troops appears imminent. >> we're ready to face gaddafi's men. our scouts are telling us they are headed this way.
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